CAPRE’s Digital Infrastructure Round Up for February 4, 2020: Vantage Sums Up 2019, Switzerland Decarbonizing Data Centers, Everstream Investing $250 Million in Midwestern Fiber

Check out the latest in deals, new development and innovative strategies in hyperscale, colocation, 5G, cloud migration, cloud services, edge compute, Hybrid IT, power, cooling and energy efficiency for February 4, 2020:

  • Vantage Data Centers Delivers Record Growth in 2019, Expands Capacity, Markets and Portfolio: Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of hyperscale data centers in support of business and mission-critical applications, broadcast that it closed out 2019 with record growth. The company added 41MW of capacity into operation across its North American footprint to meet customer demand. Vantage opened new facilities in Northern VA, Santa Clara, CA, and Quebec City, in addition to its expansion in Montréal. The company also purchased land outside of Phoenix in Goodyear, AZ, where it is developing the company’s largest campus to date. In January 2019, Vantage entered the Canadian market when it acquired 4Degrees Colocation with facilities in Montréal and Québec City. The company’s inaugural east coast campus opened in Northern VA as well. The 42-acre campus will consist of five data centers totaling 142 MW and more than 1 million square feet when fully developed. Growing its presence in Silicon Valley, Vantage opened its first 21 MW data center on its second Santa Clara campus. The three-building campus will total 69 MW once complete, providing customers with 146 MW of capacity in the region. Vantage now has seven operational facilities in Silicon Valley. Over the course of 2019, Vantage raised $1.6 billion in capital to support its expansion across North America. In addition, Vantage opened a second headquarters in Denver to facilitate the growth of its employee base.
  • New Swiss Data Center Label to Decarbonize Nationwide Digital Infrastructure: An alliance of academia and industry representatives announced the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label  at the World Economic Forum, with the initial goal to decarbonize data centers in Switzerland and significantly reduce their overall energy consumption. Initiated by industry association digitalswitzerland and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), the alliance has founded the Swiss Datacenter Efficiency Association (SDEA), which will own the assessment and award process for the label. Ten pilot users, including some of the world’s most renowned brands, implemented energy-efficient technologies and procedures to achieve compliance with the criteria of the Swiss Data Center Efficiency Label. This led to energy savings of up to 70 percent, with five of the pilot users employing 100 percent carbon-neutral energy sources. The Canton of Geneva plans to include some of the key requirements of the label into their next energy-efficiency law as a basis for the construction of new data centers. The goal is to drive adoption across Switzerland, and the label will also be presented to the European Commission and the United Nations in an effort to leverage the Swiss model for global impact.
  • Long Ridge Energy Terminal to Develop 300+ Megawatt Data Center Campus: Long Ridge Energy Terminal, located on 1,600 acres in Hannibal, Ohio announced today its plans to develop a 125-acre data center campus in conjunction with its on-site 485 MW combined cycle power plant currently under construction. Situated between Columbus, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in an Opportunity Zone, the data center campus will offer more than 300 megawatts of capacity to serve custom hyperscale data center development and the wholesale colocation market in need of low-cost on-site power, new customizable white space data center infrastructure, and real estate expansion capability securely outside of the crowded northern Virginia data center market. Long Ridge’s initial 15-acre phase, dubbed “LR-1”, will deliver a 170,000-square foot powered shell with 24 megawatts of IT capacity. Land has been cleared and site development planning is well underway for the LR-1 structure.
  • Everstream Plans $250 Million Fiber Investment Throughout Midwest in 2020: Everstream, the business-only fiber network, today announced that it will invest more than $250 million in the buildout of its dense fiber network in 2020 as part of an organic and acquisition-based growth strategy that will position the company as the premier fiber provider in the Midwest. The strategy also includes entry into five new Midwest markets, helping Everstream reach its goal of more than 15,000 route miles of fiber deployed by year’s end. In 2020, Everstream plans to invest more than $250 million in new network builds as well as bring high-speed connectivity to five additional Midwest markets, including Chicago, St. Louis, Missouri; Dayton, OH; Fort Wayne, IN; and Louisville, KY. The company also plans to establish local offices in these cities and hire more than 100 total new employees. The strategy also includes providing customers direct connection to Everstream’s other markets as well as connectivity to Everstream’s 36 state-of-the-art data centers across the Midwest.
  • Temenos and Google Cloud Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Banks’ Digital Transformation in the Cloud: Temenos and Google Cloud have announced a global, strategic partnership to help financial services organizations run mission-critical banking software and applications on Google Cloud, create profitable business models, and improve and differentiate their customer experiences. The two companies began collaborating in 2019 to integrate Temenos cloud-native, cloud-agnostic software into Google Cloud and have demonstrated success with joint banking customers in Europe and Asia. Under this expanded partnership, Temenos’ full suite of banking software and applications will now be available on Google Cloud, and the two companies will help banks go to market faster, open up new business models, and achieve tangible business benefits. In addition, building upon its open approach to cloud, Temenos will be the first global banking software provider to run on Google Cloud’s Anthos, enabling customers to deliver mission-critical workloads across on-premises and cloud environments, or even across multiple clouds.

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